Tiger population is growing, a 78 year old woman has been arrested for robbing a bank, and more in today’s Bwoglines!

Happening in the World: The most recent tiger census has revealed that the tiger population in India has grown by around 200 in four years. India is home to over 70% of the world’s tigers and this recent population boom brings the total number of Indian tigers to an estimated 3,167. The Project Tiger Campaign, India’s tiger conservation program, has been in effect for 50 years after the country experienced rampant tiger hunting. Laws banning the hunting of tigers have been in place for many years and experts say that the area has been experiencing a healthy population growth of tigers since 2006. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Bonnie Gooch, a 78 year old woman in Missouri, was recently arrested for her third bank robbery. The woman allegedly handed a bank teller a note demanding money followed by a second note that said “Thank you sorry I didn’t mean to scare you” before leaving with the cash. Gooch is currently in jail with a bond of $25,000. Her two other robbery convictions occurred in 1977 and 2020. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, the MTA has had children with autism record the subway’s announcements. These announcements will be played at 11 stations including the Times Square station in an effort to highlight these children’s love for Manhattan trains. This program was launched in New York City last year and has since expanded to other transit systems including San Francisco and Washington D.C. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Are you interested in applied mathematics? Consider attending the Applied Mathematics Colloquium with Jeff Calder from the University of Minnesota! This event is open to all students and is entirely online from 2:45-3:45. Visit Columbia University Events website to request access to the zoom link or to read more about the subject of the talk!

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